We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. His brothers are James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas—not the traitor, this was a very common name in that culture (Matthew 13:55). He is not here; he has risen! Cancel at any time. Likewise those who later heard or read of the incident would be familiar with the various possible emphases in the choice. The overall meaning of multiple number threes, such as 333, 3333, 3:33, and so on, is a little unclear in the Bible. Nevertheless, the evidence strongly suggests that in accordance with cultural and literary norms the biblical writers often employed the number three or wrote in patterns of three to provide a special emphasis that sought to engage their hearers/readers in exploring the full significance of the events or details of the passage at hand. In his years of service he has been Professor at Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northwest Bap... More. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead” (Acts 10:40-41). One naturally expects that David will do something about the situation and, of course, he does. David brought everything back” (1 Sam 30:18, 19). (Acts and Mon.). Most numbers carry a symbolic purpose in the Bible. Thus before going in to make her request to the Persian king, Queen Esther instructed Mordecai as follows: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Indeed, the Lord went on to reveal the final end of that new period of service in Peter’s own crucifixion (John 21:18-19). Frank E. Gaebelein et. Solomon’s Palace of the Forest of Lebanon was designed with windows “placed high in sets of three facing each other. 34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred. He that hath received His testimony hath set his seal to this: that God is true. Thus three months after Judah visited the supposed shrine prostitute, he learned that she was really his daughter-in-law Tamar who was pregnant with his child (Gen 38:24). 15:32; Lk. Three also plays a role in the Trinity doctrine. Mark 3:33-35. Who is my mother and my brethren? Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL … Study Γιάννης 3:33 - 'Greek: Modern' translation - Οστις δεχθη την μαρτυριαν αυτου επεσφραγισεν οτι ο Θεος ειναι αληθης. In compensation the Lord promises “I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years” (Lev 25:21). For example, on Mount Carmel Elijah had the sacrifice doused with water three times to demonstrate that there was no human chance that the sacrifice could be consumed. It is instructive as well that God appeared to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai not only in the third month after their departure from Egypt (Exod 19:1) but on a third day after two days of spiritual preparation (Exod 19:10-11, 16-20). Seven, for instance, also means completeness; as does number 3. The one having received His testimony has set his seal that God is true. Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Jesus would lay down in the next breath the principle that spiritual kinship with Jesus is far more important than fleshly relationship; and, if there had been no fleshly relationship with the brothers, it is unlikely Jesus would have used such an analogy. an apparently harsh question, but He knew what they had come for. 33 Choon-Leong Seow (Ecclesiastes [vol. 47 Ryken, Wilhoit, Longman III, eds., “Third Day,” 864. 32 What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. TPT: The Passion Translation . He who had received the promise was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even thought God had said to him, ‘It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.’ Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking he did receive Isaac back from death” (Heb 11:17-19).44, Several other contexts utilizing this motif reflect the thought that the special activity on the third day also bears a spiritual impress. For example, Noah had three sons (Gen 6:10) and Job had three daughters (Job 1:2; cf. Paul experienced three shipwrecks (2 Cor 11:28) and prayed three times to the Lord for the removal of his “thorn in the flesh” (2 Cor 12:7-8). Q. . Ezekiel received a message from the Lord concerning the fate of Egypt in the third month of the eleventh year of his exile (Ezek 31:1) and the Lord revealed through Amos, “I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away” (Amos 4:7). This was especially true for the traveler in the ancient Near East. Proverbs 3:30 - 3:33. Daniel and his three friends were schooled for three years with regard to the language and literature of the Babylonians (Dan 1:3-5). As part of the Levitical stipulations with regard to the year of Jubilee the Hebrews were forbidden to sow or reap, to plant, reap or harvest in the fiftieth year for it was to be a holy year for them. Indeed, the number three or its compounds occurs hundreds of times. This is commonly referred to as Jacob's ladder (Genesis 28:10 - 12, 16 - 22). After two days he will revive us;On the third day he will restore us,that we may live in his presence (Hos 6:1-2). Nevertheless, it must be noted that a great many things were certainly said to have happened when the number three was utilized, be it three days, three months, or years. 13-17), as reflected in the poetic declaration, Look after your own house, O David! Now viewing scripture range from the book of Proverbs chapter 3:30 through chapter 3:33... Proverbs Chapter 3. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us;He has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. Rather, even if he feels that he has a legitimate grievance, Laban is not to prosecute and take (legal) action against Jacob.”, 39 To be avoided here is any attempt to see some mystical significance in the mention of the third and seventh days such as might be applied on the basis of the details in Milton S. Terry ( Biblical Hermeneutics [reprint ed. The number three appears often in measurements of time as well. Meaning of 333 in the Bible: Seeing 333 or Waking Up at 3:33 For those who wonder what is the meaning of 333 in the bible. 12:8).”27 In all of this the conventional understanding of the number three need not be set aside. Here again one expects that a significant decision that will affect relations between the northern and southern tribes would be made. The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; But he blesseth the habitation of the … Scripture quoted by permission. 42:13);20 The Ark of the Covenant contained three sacred objects ‘The gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant” (Heb. In the apostle John’s writings, this term is used exclusively of Jesus (Joh 3:16, 18; 1Jo 4:9) but never about Jesus’ human birth or existence as a man. al. Several other examples may be cited. Luke 24:11 with Acts 2:32), and ten post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, in five instances on the third day alone (e.g., Matt 28:1-10; Mark 16:6, 9-13; Luke 24:1-35; cf. Isa 37:30). See “Third Day,” in Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (eds. What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? Silence is not imposed on him. Rev 1:10). Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to S. Lucas 3:33. In both cases significant decisions were made after a specified waiting period. For the use of numbers in the Old Testament, see Wolfgang M. W. Roth, Numerical Sayings in the Old Testament, VTSup.13 (Leiden: Brill, 1965). The Apostle Paul spent three years in Arabia apparently to commune with the Lord and receive instruction from him before going to acquaint himself with Peter (Gal 1:18). When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? John reports that Jesus’ saying referred to His body and that “after he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said” (v. 22).48 On His final journey to Jerusalem He repeated His earlier prophecy concerning His death and resurrection saying, “The son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law. Learn more. Still later, Peter’s testimony to those assembled at Cornelius’ house was climaxed with a special visitation of the Holy Spirit (vv. A three-ply cord cannot be cut.” Seow goes on to observe, “The point of the proverb in the context of the Gilgamesh Epic is that people are better able to cope with crises if there is solidarity and if they help one another. The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesseth the habitation of the just. Use Your Natural Abilities and Express Your Creativity. 42 An interesting parallel may be seen when Nehemiah came to Jerusalem on his first visit there. It figures in Jesus’ parable of the unproductive fig tree (Luke 13:7). Proverbs 2 Proverbs 4 ... including commentaries and Study Bible notes. Yet as H. C. Leupold (Exposition of Genesis [Grand Rapids: Baker, 1949], 842-43) points out, the distance that Jacob’s caravan could have traveled each day as well as the specific route that he took may have allowed his group to have arrived in Gilead within that period of time. Elijah stretched himself over the dead body of the widow’s son while praying for the lad’s revivification (1 Kgs 17:21) and subsequently, “The LORD heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived” (v. 22). The third day, then, can signal the issuing of a decision or further action that is to take place. Verse 33. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary. Likewise, the boundaries of Gilead may have extended further in the patriarchal period so as to be nearer Damascus. Jesus answered Satan’s threefold temptation by citing three scriptural passages Matt 4:1-11). Willem A. VanGemeren; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), 4:144-146. In keeping with this were the later regulations concerning purifications by water on the third day as well as the seven days after contamination by touching a dead body (Num 19:11-12, 19; 31:19). In each instance involving the employment of the number three or a series of three, of course, the full context (and perhaps the characteristic style of the author) must be the determining factor of the precise use and significance or nuance, which was intended to be conveyed. 43 Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Toward an Old Testament Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978), 89. Exod 3:18; 8:27).22 The fleeing Hebrews went three days without finding water in the Desert of Shur (Exod 15:22). In some contexts the third day appears to emphasize the presence of new information that will generate further activity. A mere prophet might be unfaithful or might err. These numbers may be interpreted in various ways. Unexplainable Jesus: 10 Days To Rediscovering The God You Thought You Knew. Jesus repeatedly stressed the message of His coming death and resurrection on the third day, calling it His “goal” (Luke 13:32). 31 Hosea’s use of threefold patterning is found so frequently throughout his prophecy that it may be said to be a characteristic mark of his literary style. New York: Penguin Books, 1991), 100. 46 Although most probably a conventional meaning is attached to the third day, it is interesting to speculate whether it was more than historical coincidence when Ezra and the people of Israel completed the Temple “on the third day of the month of Adar” (Ezra 6:15). David “bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground” (1 Sam 20:41) and Daniel regularly prayed three times a day giving thanks to God (Dan 6:10, 13). It should be noted at the outset that the biblical authors’ use of the number three is abundantly attested. . 25 For the motif concerning such social classes, see Richard D. Patterson, “The Widow, the Orphan, and the Poor in the Old Testament and the Extra-Biblical Literature,” BSac 130 (1973): 223-234. G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, and Heinz-Josef Fabry ; 15 vols. 33. Who is my mother, &c.] Bishop Ridley is likewise said to have been very kind to his kinsfolks, yet not bearing with them any otherwise than right would require. Her people were allowed to take steps to deliver themselves and the Jew-hating Haman was put to death. A period of three years can be noted in the accounts of several biblical texts. ; Grand Rapids: Baker, n.d.], 381, 382) that the number three is “the number of divine fullness in unity” and the number seven “being the sum of four and three, may naturally be supposed to symbolize some mystical union of God with the world, and accordingly may be called the sacred number of the covenant between God and his creatures.”. In accordance with this period of spiritual preparation, “On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall” (Esth 5:1) and gained entrance to the king’s throne. 33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. Thus on the third day Laban learned that Jacob had fled with his wives and property (Gen 31:22). . Proverbs 3:33 - 3:35. And if I perish, I perish” (Esth 4:15-16). They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. The Lord’s healing and restoration was not only certain, but it would be a very special time of victory for God’s people. During David’s reign a three-year famine caused the king to seek “the face of the LORD” (2 Sam 21:1). And he answereth them and saith, Who is my mother and my brethren? 16-18). The idea of healing thus is attached to the motif of the third day here. He also puts forward a threefold plea to Judah not to follow in the ways of the Northern Kingdom (Hos 4:15); condemns three areas of Israelite society: priests, prophets, and people (4:4-5) or prophets, people, and king (5:1); and speaks of groups of three cities: Gibeah, Ramah, and Beth-Aven (= Bethel) and three tribes: Benjamin, Ephraim, and Judah (5:8-10). In light of the above discussion it is evident that the number three has a distinct place in matters related to time. 40 David M. Howard, Jr., Joshua (The New American Commentary; Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1998), 229. Yet at the same time it provides the basis for further details concerning Peter’s future ministry. 21 The Temple Scroll from Qumran speaks of the need to make three areas for, “the lepers, those suffering from a flux and men who have had a (nocturnal) emission,” Vermes, Dead Sea Scrolls, 167. John 3:33, ESV: "Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true." Try it for 30 days FREE. 189, 190). If the numbers involved are purely literary devices, they could intend something other than shorter and longer periods of time. Additional Testimony By John The Baptist About Jesus. Proverbs 3:33. Indeed, the Lord’s hand was upon Joseph preparing him for a unique position by which he would be an instrument for the preservation of his people. Yet it should be pointed out that it is not always easy to determine whether a number, even one that in some cases appears to be symbolic, is being used in a literal or symbolic sense or both.29 Even granted the symbolic use of some numbers in the Bible, one need not dismiss the conventional meaning of numbers altogether in most texts, especially in straight historical narrative.30. 8, 14--yir'eh) so that he and the lad would be able to rejoin the party waiting at the base of Mount Moriah (v. 5).”43 To this the writer of Hebrews also testifies, “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. The men of Timnah were stumped by Samson’s riddle for three days (Judg 14:14) and King Rehoboam gave Jeroboam and the delegation of Israelites a three day waiting period as he considered their petition for less stringent royal demands (1 Kgs 12:5; cf. 32 James Muilenburg (“Form Criticism and Beyond,” in The Bible in Its Literary Milieu [eds. For example, Moses and Aaron petitioned Pharaoh, “Now let us take a three-day journey into the desert to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God” (Exod 5:3; cf. Ver. He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that God is true. The third year was also the year that Jehoshaphat went to meet King Ahab of Israel with regard to their joining forces in an effort to regain Ramoth Gilead from the Arameans (1 Kgs 22:1-5). In accordance with the presence of the third day motif, the reader expects more to follow. Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true. Thus the angels instructed the women who came to Jesus’ tomb on the third day, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 2 Chron 10:5, 12). 35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. Still later, during the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem God gave to Hezekiah a sign of deliverance and renewed activity (2 Kgs 19:29; cf. Q. “The third day has a ceremonial significance as well … The meat left from sacrifices was to be destroyed on the third day (Lev 7:17-18; 19:6-7).”47 Thus nothing spoiled or impure was to mar the spiritual nature of the sacrifice and the third day itself was to be kept holy and pure. God created the earth (including the day he rested) in seven days ( Genesis 1-2 ). 12:12).23 In the New Testament Jesus told the Jewish populace at the Temple, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days” (John 2:16), a fact that his disciples later recalled (v. 22). List of Workers. He also prophesies against the Northern Kingdom by addressing Ephraim, Israel, and Samaria with its king (10:6-7); and portrays the Lord as a lily, cedar of Lebanon, and an olive tree (14:5) as well as picturing the Lord as comparing Himself to a lion, leopard, and a bear robbed of its cubs (13:7-8), while likening His restored people to a lion’s cubs, birds, and doves (11:10-11).31, As indicated above, many details in the Scriptures are enumerated in terms of the number three.32 In many cases, however, in addition to its conventional use, the number three carries with it accompanying implications or expectations. As Walter Kaiser, Jr. remarks, “He feared God (v. 12) and believed that God would ‘provide’ (vv. Learn more. AMP. In both cases the waiting period proved to be proper preparation for the activities on the third day. Paul boldly proclaimed to the Corinthian Christians: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the twelve (1 Cor 15:3-5). Such began as early as His first miracle at Cana of Galilee where He said to the Jews, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days” (John 2:19). Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. ; 5 vols. It was obvious that Abraham truly believed the Lord (Gen 15:6) and put his full trust in Him, doubtless expecting God to provide the means for granting him the vast number of descendants He had promised (Gen 12:1-3; 17:19-22). The Luke Project Vol 1- The Gospel in Song. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. 34-35). To all who call on the "Mother of God", as Mary is blasphemously styled, Jesus answers, as he did to the Jews, "Who is my mother"? Isaiah prophesied that “within three years … Moab’s splendor and all her many people will be despised, and her survivors will be very few and feeble” (Isa 16:14). Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal [of approval] to this: God is true [and he knows that God cannot lie]. 20:3; Jonah 1:17; Mt. With this background in mind, the study now turns to the second projected goal—the use of the number three in the motif of the third day.36. Thus Barr points to the number three as one of the numbers used in a special symbolic sense in John’s Apocalypse.28 It comes as little surprise, then, to note that the number three and its multiple compounds occur more than a score of times in the Book of Revelation. I Cor. When the Hebrews neared the Jordan River they were informed, “Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own” (Josh 1:11; cf. anything at all.” Bruce K. Waltke and Cathi J. Fredricks (Genesis [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001], 428) take the words “good or bad” to mean that Laban is to take no “legal action that will harm Jacob (see 31:29).” So also Victor P. Hamilton (The Book of Genesis Chapters 18-50 [NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995], 299) remarks that the disputed phrase “does not mean that Laban is not allowed to speak ‘ any word at all’ against Jacob. by offering an alternative name for it: ‘The Feast of Unleavened Bread.” The redemptive significance of Passover with its emphasis on the importance of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (cf. 1 of 1. 22 The Temple Scroll from Qumran specifies that, “you shall not slaughter clean cattle or sheep or goat in any of your towns, within a distance of three days’ journey from my sanctuary”; (Vermes, Dead Sea Scrolls, 171). 14:7; Joel 1:10; 2:18-19). 38 Matthews, Genesis 11:27-50:26, 523. In numerology , there has a whole range of meanings. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. ; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 15:122. 36-48). Isaiah himself went “stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush” (Isa 20:3). 1 * a Eliashib the high priest and his priestly kinsmen took up the task of rebuilding the Sheep Gate. Mark 3:33. , etc., who is my mother, and (who) my brothers? The events that followed are well known. When David was not allowed to accompany the Philistine forces to the battle at Aphek (1 Sam 29:1-11), he was forced to return to Ziklag in Philistine territory. “For the third year … there was a direct divine command: ‘Sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat fruit.’ Here was direct assurance that the people might resume normal agricultural activities with full expectation of eating the fruits of their labor. Pope goes on to provide examples of the use of the number three in Akkadian, Egyptian and Hebrew literature. 49 The resurrection best accounts for the origin of the New Testament, the Christian message and the Christian church. 3:33. It seems apparent from the scriptural record that the third day was selected for a given activity or matter at hand for some distinct purpose and attendant emphasis, which those who were involved in the situation understood. Here, too, more was to follow. Most of these display a conventional use such as to mark quantity whether in enumerating persons, things, or activities. From ver. They, however, do play a role in God's covenant with Abraham, Israel's possession of the Promised Land and Jesus' relationship with his physical family. It was not until the third day that he cautiously set out to examine the city and then only by night so as not to alarm the resident Gentile officials (Neh 2:11-16). (v. 16).41. 48 Interestingly, Jesus’ words were used against Him at His trial (Matt 26:61; Mark 14:58) and were hurled at Him by mocking onlookers as He hung on the cross (Mark 15:29). In astrology, the sun officially transitions into a new sign of the zodiac at the 33rd degree (a concept well-known long before Christianity). Those in attendance at that event as well as those who later heard or read of it would naturally assume that Elijah’s actions were pointing to the fact that something significant—even spectacular—could be expected to follow. Both intended significances are thus held in tension simultaneously. Thereafter the first day of the week appropriately became the day of worship and celebration in the early church (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 16:2). The number of turns in a complete sequence of human DNA equals 33. 3:1-4). Such proved to be the case, for Rehoboam’s answer to the petition led to an irrevocable schism between the northern and southern tribes (vv. Most of these display a conventional use such as to mark quantity whether in enumerating persons, things, or activities. Indeed, after Peter’s great confession of Christ, Jesus taught that He “must be killed and on the third day be raised to life” (Matt 16:21; cf. 36 For other notable motifs, see Alexander Altmann , ed., Biblical Motifs (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1966); Gerhard F. Hasel, The Remnant (Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press, 1974); Tremper Longman III and Daniel G. Reid, God Is a Warrior (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995). Three days later he will rise” (Mark 10:33-34). In some literary genres in which the number three is found a symbolic sense may also be intended. “Even though it was obtained under false pretenses,” it “could not be revoked.”40 Once again it is likely that the mention of the three days that had elapsed after making the inviolable treaty before the Israelites gained information of their being duped and the attention drawn to the third day alerts the hearer/reader that something out of the ordinary was about to happen. Further, Balaam later blessed Israel three times as Balak desired, after which Balaam uttered a fourth oracle warning of what lay in the future for Balak’s people (chs. For that completion was followed by a time of joyous celebration in dedicating the Temple to the Lord and installing priests “for the service of God at Jerusalem” (vv. It is then that the emphasis of the third day as one of spiritual activity and completeness finds its culmination in Christ’s finished redemptive work. 26 Richard D. Patterson and Hermann J. Austel, 1 & 2 Kings (Vol. John A. Brinkman, Miguel Civil, Ignace J. Gelb, A. Leo Oppenheim, and Erica Reiner; Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1989), 263-266. Remember how he told you while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again’” (Luke 24:5-7). Paul stayed in Ephesus for three months and “spoke boldly” in the synagogue there (Acts 19:8), and subsequently stayed three months in Greece (Acts 20:3). Although M. R. Wilson (“Passover,” in The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [rev. John 3:33, NIV: "Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful." G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007], 964) observes, “Hebrews interprets the event, saying that Abraham believed that the promises of God would not fail (Heb 11:17-19).”. Joseph’s prophetic interpretation of the dreams of the baker and the cupbearer were fulfilled on Pharaoh’s birthday, which was also the third day. John 3:33. The 33rd time Jacob's name is found in scripture he promised to give a tenth of all he hadto God when he had a vision of a ladder reaching to heaven. Bede), Answering them, He *said, "Who are My mother and My brothers? Proverbs 3:33-34 KJV The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. I and my maids will fast as you do. 24 K.-M. Beyse, “HAlOH,” in Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (eds. Proverbs 3:33 TPT The wicked walk under God’s constant curse, but godly lovers walk under a stream of his blessing, for they seek to do what is right. vv. Multiple threes (333) are used in Biblical discussions of the Promised Land. Try it for 30 days FREE. Proverbs 3:33 ESV - The LORD’s curse is on… | Biblia 13 In him you also, when you heard ethe word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, fwere sealed with the gpromised Holy Spirit, 14 who is hthe guarantee4 of our iinheritance until jwe acquire kpossession of it,5 lto the praise of his glory. For three years you are to consider it forbidden; it must not be eaten” (Lev 19:23). Deut 5:6-21).46 In all of the above texts the third day motif points to actions and matters that take on a spiritual dimension. 4 of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary; ed. 9:4). Learn more Start my trial Back . The first is fornication, the second is riches, and the third is profanation of the Temple”; Geza Vermes, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English (4th ed. For the fact of the resurrection, see Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004); James Orr, The Resurrection of Jesus (New York: Eaton & Mains, n.d.); Wilbur M. Smith, Therefore, Stand (Boston: W. A. Wilde, 1945), 359-437; and Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998), 191-257. 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